Scott LaHart is a freelance journalist who specialising in food regulatory analysis for the Nordic countries for IEG Policy.
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Norwegian dairy Q-Meieriene has accused its dairy rival Tine of violating the Norwegian Marketing Act after Tine’s September launch of a squeezable yoghurt product that has many similarities to Q-Meieriene’s Skyr Mini product.
The number of young people who consume energy drinks in Norway has increased significantly over the past three years, according to a new survey by the Consumer Council of Norway.
The Swedish National Food Agency is now tightening controls on companies that label their products “free from” specific ingredients or additives. As of this autumn, it has become mandatory for companies that label their products with this phrase to also notify the authorities.
The Danish government has launched a strategy to help improve the dietary habits and health of the Danes. This is seen as a necessity in a country in which every fifth child between 9 and 16 years of age is overweight.
Counterfeit sweets have been found in shops in Sweden, Denmark and online in the Scandinavian countries. The “brands” of the fake sweets include Haribo, Maoam, Jelly Beans and M&M’s.